Pashu: Animal Tales From Hindu Mythology

Devdutt Pattanaik

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Brilliant introduction to animals in Indian mythology

A unique feature of Hindu mythology is the key role played by animals, or pashu. The Puranas, ancient Hindu story chronicles, reveal that Brahma, the creator, had a son called Kashyapa, whose many wives gave birth to different types of pashu:

Timi gave birth to animals who swim

Vinata gave birth to animals who fly

Kadru gave birth to animals who crawl

Surabhi gave birth to animals with hooves

Sarama gave birth to animals with paws

Surasa gave birth to animals who defy classification

This book retells their stories. With over 75 gorgeously illustrated anecdotes, Devdutt Pattanaik reveals how our ancestors imagined the animal kingdom and the key role animals played in human lives.

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Language English
ISBN-13 9780143332473
No of pages 164
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher puffin
Published Date 04 Dec 2014

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Author : Devdutt Pattanaik

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